Does technology ever cease to amaze us? In a few months, 40 new drug dispensing machines will be available throughout Ontario. So instead of visiting your local pharmacist, you can access one of these machines to obtain your medications. Okay, maybe we’re making this seem a little bit effortless, so let’s start with how did […]
Medications. New medications, old medications, you’re probably tired of hearing about all the medications there are out there, and we don’t want to take you on another loop, but things are looking pretty good for those that are affected by rheumatoid arthritis. The drug tofacitinib developed by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. has achieved its goals […]
It’s almost that time of the year. Yes, the time for seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies are commonly experienced during the spring, when trees and many other plants pollinate and its pollen becomes airborne. Although many people are overjoyed by the hint of warmer weather, others may not be so fond of spring. Those that are […]
For some people, going to the doctor’s office for your annual flu shot may be a dreadful thing. Needle injections may not be for everyone but alternatives are surfacing for the flu. An emerging biosciences company, FluGen, co-founded by the University of Wisconsin is in works of developing a painless skin patch. The intradermal vaccination […]
A Type II Diabetes drug developed by French drug maker Sanofi-Aventis showed promising results in a GetGoal-X Phase III study. The results showed that the drug, lixisenatide, resulted in a reduction in HbA1c, an important marker for average blood glucose concentration. Furthermore, participants who were taking lixisenatide had fewer hypoglycemic events in comparison to exenatide, […]
Ardea Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: RDEA) announced positive, preliminary, top-line results from its Phase 2b study of RDEA594 in combination with the current standard of care for the treatment of gout, allopurinol. Allopurinol currently accounts for greater than 90% of the unit sales of chronic gout prescription medications; however, in controlled trials, only 30-40% of gout patients […]
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